Monday, June 24, 2013

Bill Perkins Plays Johnny Mandel

This set by multi-reedist Bill Perkins (who switches between tenor, baritone, bass clarinet and flute) has been reissued on CD with one extra selection. On what was one of the earliest tributes to film composer Johnny Mandel, Perkins was careful to not only perform ballads such as "Emily," "A Time for Love" and "The Shadow of Your Smile" but to add some variety by also playing a few of Mandel's more obscure medium-tempo numbers. Still the results are generally pretty relaxed and tasteful on a quintet set with pianist Victor Feldman (who also plays some cheesy-sounding organ and vibes), guitarist John Pisano, bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Larry Bunker.
Scott Yanow

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Bill Perkins
Quietly There


1 Quietly There (Ames, Mandel) 4:20
2 Emily (Mandel, Mercer) 5:22
3 Groover Wailin' (Mandel) 5:30
4 A Time for Love (Mandel, Webster) 5:19
5 Sure as You're Born (Bergman, Mandel) 3:46
6 Just a Child (Mandel) 5:32
7 Keester Parade (Mandel) 3:51
8 The Shining Sea (Lee, Mandel) 2:28
9 Something Different (Mandel) 6:28
10 The Shadow of Your Smile [*] (Mandel, Webster) 4:51

[*] Bonus tracks

Bill Perkins - ts, bs, b cl & fl
Victor Feldman - p, org & vb
John Pisano - cl. & el. g
Red Mitchell - b
Larry Bunker - dr 

Recorded at Original Sound Studios, Hollywood ; November 23, 28 & 30, 1966


alpax said...

Nice to see Johnny Mandel's music played by such a great lineup. Thank you for making me aware of this one.

rowgatien said...

Many thanks for this Perkins!

Scoredaddy said...

thank you

Melanchthon said...

Adrian said...

Well this occurs for the second time. When downloading from Rapidshare instead of
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Please check it out and sort it out if you please.
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duck said...

Thanks Mel, I have this as LP and it's really in need of an update.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias/